Hey guys, this is my first post. It looks like there's some great info here. Anyways, I finally got rid of my 1987 MTD and am looking at the new Ariens line. I think I've decided to go with the Platinum 24 as space is at a premium in my garage. I'm tired of my old snowblower bogging down in wet snow and at the snowplow berm at the end of the driveway so I want as much power as I can get while still being reasonable in cost. I was also looking at the Deluxe 28, but it has 40 less cc. Looks like it doesn't have hand warmers which isn't a huge deal. I'm seeing mixed stories as to if the 28 has auto turn, which I would like. So to make a long story short, is the Platinum 24 worth $400 more than the Deluxe 28 in your opinion? Thanks!